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Amish Tripathi on his new gaming and time travel book set in London, and adapting his Shiva trilogy for three-season OTT series
Entertainment

Amish Tripathi on his new gaming and time travel book set in London, and adapting his Shiva trilogy for three-season OTT series

"The medium is different so my experience as a writer is bound to be different. With a book, I use words to create images in the minds of my readers but how they visualise also depends on their own imagination. On screen, you get to see only the director’s imagination," says Amish Tripathi.

India sets up Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics task force: What this means for future of metaverse in country
Entertainment

India sets up Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics task force: What this means for future of metaverse in country

Experts claim "there is no reason why India cannot be a world contender in building the metaverse" if the announcement of the AVGC task force in Budget 2022 is followed by robust execution.

Fynd launches India's first immersive real money social gaming app 'Frolic'
Business

Fynd launches India's first immersive real money social gaming app 'Frolic'

Reliance-backed technology company Fynd has launched a competitive play-to-earn gaming app with live battle mode, immersive social community & 25+ games

Epic Games to pull Fortnite out of China after government crackdown on tech and gaming firms
News & Analysis

Epic Games to pull Fortnite out of China after government crackdown on tech and gaming firms

In September, officials said they wanted to curb addiction in the gaming-mad nation and announced cuts to the amount of time children can spend playing online and ordering players to use ID cards when registering.

China urges gaming giants Tencent, NetEase to end focus on profits, cut 'effeminate' gender imagery
World

China urges gaming giants Tencent, NetEase to end focus on profits, cut 'effeminate' gender imagery

The move is the latest by authorities to tighten their grip on the embattled technology sector and sparked a collapse in the share prices of some of the industry's biggest names.

Facebook reveals 'horizon workrooms' that allow people to work together in virtual rooms
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Facebook reveals 'horizon workrooms' that allow people to work together in virtual rooms

This enables participants to join a meeting as an avatar in virtual reality or by video calling.

OnePlus 9 performance throttling: Company says new chipsets are 'overkill' for tasks like light gaming, browsing and more
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OnePlus 9 performance throttling: Company says new chipsets are 'overkill' for tasks like light gaming, browsing and more

The company says that it limits performance 'to reduce power consumption and heat dissipation while maintaining a smooth experience'.

Unopened copy of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda from 1987 sells for $870,000 at auction
Gaming

Unopened copy of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda from 1987 sells for $870,000 at auction

In April, the auction house sold an unopened copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. that was bought in 1986 and forgotten about in a desk drawer for $660,000.

Battlegrounds Mobile India surpasses 1 crore downloads on Google Play store
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Battlegrounds Mobile India surpasses 1 crore downloads on Google Play store

To celebrate the 1 crore downloads milestone, Krafton has released an in-game outfit called the ‘Constable Set’, which will be automatically added to players’ inventories.

Battlegrounds Mobile India launched: Now available for download as a free-to-play on Google Play Store
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Battlegrounds Mobile India launched: Now available for download as a free-to-play on Google Play Store

Battlegrounds Mobile India includes an array of maps (some very similar to the ones seen in PUBG Mobile), game modes, and launch week challenges.

Why you should look out for 11th Gen Intel Core H-series processors when buying a laptop
Tech

Why you should look out for 11th Gen Intel Core H-series processors when buying a laptop

For gamers, this translates to desktop-class performance from devices as slim as 20 mm or less. And, in a world that’s turned almost universally mobile, there is, quite simply, a greater need for slim, portable devices that don’t compromise on performance.

From technical failures to freak situations, problems eSports events grapple with
Sports

From technical failures to freak situations, problems eSports events grapple with

Given the fact that the growth of eSports as well as tech advancements, one would never expect problems such as the server crashing during a game between professionals, especially not when money is on the line for them. However, in the last few months, there have been two big tournaments that faced problems.

No open qualifiers at The International marks end of an era at eSports' premier event
Sports

No open qualifiers at The International marks end of an era at eSports' premier event

After a no-show in 2020, The International returns this year, but it will not be quite the same as the tournament will no longer have an open qualifier.

Scholarships present a possible gateway to legitimacy for eSports in India
Sports

Scholarships present a possible gateway to legitimacy for eSports in India

Scholarships, while they are beginning to emerge in India, are too few as of now. However, they present a real possibility to give much-needed legitimacy to eSports in the country.

Brazil's favela gamers dream big: How an eSports project is helping youth in Rio's impoverished neighbourhoods
World

Brazil's favela gamers dream big: How an eSports project is helping youth in Rio's impoverished neighbourhoods

The global gaming industry is not an easy world to access from the favelas of Brazil, where computers and gaming consoles are far too expensive for poor families' budgets.

Alliance fiasco rekindles debate on in-game coaching in eSports
Sports

Alliance fiasco rekindles debate on in-game coaching in eSports

While there are no correct answers to the controversy, the immediate need is to ensure that all rule changes are properly communicated, as pointed out by Johan "N0tail" Sundstein after his initial outrage against Alliance.

Toxicity in video games: Analysing cause and effects of abusive online behaviour
Sports

Toxicity in video games: Analysing cause and effects of abusive online behaviour

It is hard to say what would be the most effective solution to removing or reducing toxicity in gaming. One of the most important points to keep in mind would be that most misbehaving players are only doing so because they have been exposed to abusive behaviour while gaming.

The mythology of Mortal Kombat: How a 1992 video game spawned a globally successful franchise across media
Entertainment

The mythology of Mortal Kombat: How a 1992 video game spawned a globally successful franchise across media

Ahead of the release of a 2021 spin-off on 23 April, here's a primer on the mythology and storytelling of the Mortal Kombat universe.

Too easy or too complex: Video games left with tough balancing act to arrest attention
Sports

Too easy or too complex: Video games left with tough balancing act to arrest attention

If video games are made less complex, it would certainly increase the number of players in the short run, however, it also means players run out of challenges faster and begin to get bored.

Inclusivity in gaming: Are events for the disabled really the solution?
Sports

Inclusivity in gaming: Are events for the disabled really the solution?

Given the nature of eSports and the fact that it is often considered an equaliser in terms of physical abilities, should there be separation within eSports at all?